The 2020 presidential election is just around the corner and with all of the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nominees are using advanced ways to accept their nomination. Joe Biden who was Vice President under the Obama administration has recently announced that he will not be traveling to the democratic national convention to accept his nomination.
Instead, the former Vice President will accept his nomination remotely from his home state of Delaware. The democratic convention was scheduled to take place on August 17th through the 20th however, not the conference will largely be held in an virtual environment.
One of Joe Biden’s primary rivals during his entire presidential campaign has been president Trump. Trump also addressed how he would handle his nomination ceremony by stating that he would “probably” give his nomination speech live from the White House.
What to expect
Biden and Donald Trump are scheduled to go head-to-head on Nov. 3rd, which isn’t that long away if you think about it. Joe Biden and his team made the decision to accept the nomination remotely to safeguard the health of the public located in Milwaukee in addition to the staff responsible for setting the convention up.
Chairman of the Democratic National Convention Tom Perez said the following about the state of this year’s convention: “From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first.” Other high-level democrats such as Barack & Michele Obama will also be visiting the conference from a virtual interface.
As of right now, the only people expected to speak in-person at this year’s upcoming democratic national convention are local Wisconsin officials. As we previously mentioned Donald Trump, the Democrat party aren’t the only ones who are rapidly trying to find new ways to deal with how COVID-19 is impacting the traditional process of politics.
As far as public reception to the news of this years DNC & RNC being held entirely virtually, some people have no issue with it while others want those in charge of both gatherings to figure out a way for them to be held in-person. While both the Republicans and Democrats have agreed to host their conferences virtually this year, saying it is way easier than actually pulling it off.
There are only about 200 days left until the official election and this is territory that neither party has guidelines or examples of the past to look to in order to formulate their attack approach. Whether it’s evident to you or not, there are a lot of people who can clearly see that both parties are making things up as they go.
While Joe Biden was quick to make the decision about moving his conference online, President Donald Trump was more reluctant as he first changed the physical location then decided to go virtual. Stay tuned to find out more information about how you can watch the DNC when it airs.